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Great Lakes A School Q&A


Great Lakes A School Q&A

The purpose of this group is to allow family of new sailors assigned to school at Training Support Center Great Lakes a chance to voice questions to a Student Division Commander

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 2351
Latest Activity: 14 minutes ago

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Started by RTCsmominnyc. Last reply by MissingMySon Jan 25. 5 Replies

A School

Started by travel101. Last reply by Anti M Jan 17. 8 Replies

Christmas Leave and Moving

Started by Dogmama. Last reply by Anti M Dec 7, 2015. 9 Replies

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Comment by Anti M 14 minutes ago

@ missingmyson  ... Do you mean he'd just mail the clothes back home rather than carrying them?  Sure, but he might want them at his new duty station, where he'll be allowed to wear them.  He can get flat rate boxes at the post office if he doesn't have the room to hang onto the box.  Or he can get another seabag; they can have several as checked baggage when traveling on orders.

@HuggyBear.... nice that the mail goes to the barracks now, when I was at Great Lakes, it all went to the school mailroom.  Really inconvenient.  

Comment by MissingMySon 27 minutes ago

My son is about to complete a phase where he can start wearing his civilian clothes. Instead of him loading the clothes in his backpack to return home after A-school, can he just send it back in the same box that it was sent in?

Comment by Huggybear 33 minutes ago

SC girlfriend, USPS is the best. The address you were given should be Dewey Ave. it should have a BEQ # and a Room #. It will get to the ship he is on. When I sent packages to my son it took 2-3 days and then 1 day for him to be on the list to show he had mail. He has to go pick it up. My son had to open all packages that was sent to him in front of someone. Hope this helps. {NMH} 

Comment by MissingMySon 1 hour ago

SC_girlfriend. It's my understanding that mail should be sent flat rate USPS. In addition, I believe the mail gets sent to the

Post Office · Great Lakes
Address: 112, 525 Bronson Ave, Great Lakes, IL 60088


Comment by SC_girlfriend 2 hours ago
I sent a package to the address my boyfriend gave me and I'm tracking it but it said it was delivered to the post of in North Chicago 60064 and is available for pickup. I'm confused where this is and who picks it up. My bf said they should get delivered to their barracks. Any insight on this?
Comment by Dru Dru's mom on Friday
I talked to her today she's on hold don't know how long. Yes read your comment about missing laptop. She says she's going to buy one at the store there. So I'll just deposit money in her account. I'm thinking when she's on the ship no phone.
Comment by MissingMySon on Friday

Yea! Dru Dru's mom. Now you can have wonderful conversations with your girl. Not one day goes by without me texting or talking to my son. Unfortunately, my package that was sent from Amazon was never received. It was nice warm thermal wear for my son. Someone did sign for it though but the USPS, UPS, and military mailroom don't seem to worry about searching for it. At least Amazon worked with me and refunded my money. 

Comment by Dru Dru's mom on Friday
Finally She has her phone! Thank God.
Comment by Dru Dru's mom on Thursday
Thanks for all information about mail. If she gets it I'll let you know. So bummed. Only flat rate boxes from now on.
Comment by MoMom15 on Thursday

Usually, the package is signed for by the postoffice one day. And then delivered to the barracks the next day. For instance, I sent an envelope on Monday from Texas - 2 day priority mail. It was signed for yesterday (WED) and probably will be delivered today (thur) to my sons barracks.


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